The Parikrma Festival of Science 2019

Two hundred students from schools in Bangalore including 7 government schools get an opportunity to understand wildlife and conservation, its multiple facets first-hand through leading scientists of the city! For the very first time… A Nobel Laureate visited and interacted with our children! Professor Sir Venkatraman Ramakrishnan is an American and British structural biologist of Indian origin. He was elected President of the Royal Society…

A world full of stories

I remember when I was a little girl in school, we would have speakers who would come and tell us about their work. On one such occasion, I got the chance of listening to an environmental engineer who was in the team that cleaned up Powai Lake in Mumbai. She took us through her experiences in cleaning the lake. She spoke to us about the…

Innovations Conclave 2019

Innovations Conclave 2019 Under the aegis of Global Citizenship Education, a collaborative initiative between Parikrma Humanity Foundation & Tata Communications, through Innovations Conclave we want to attempt reversing thinking trends across schools. Last year, being the first ever event, saw active participation of 45 schools in Bangalore, this year we have 83 applications and we are thrilled. Schools from Pune, Dharmapuri, Dubai and London are…

On the National Education Policy

New Education Policy Ever since the draft National Education Policy, 2019, was released on May 31, we have read many comments in the media by erudite scholars. What has been discussed is the framework and the structure of the policy, but not its spirit. Educators with great experience, some of whom I know personally, have crafted this policy. It is sad that some regions have…

Case study

Driving Change in Behaviour Management It was Monsoon of 2018 when I traveled to the city of Bangalore, India under the Market Research Society of India’s The Community Program (TCP), an initiative designed to give back to the community by offering world-class research and insights to small organisations which work for social causes at grass-root level. The task was unusual but interesting. Parikrma Foundation is…

Our young achievers

We are super excited to inform that Parikrma student Jagannath has just secured 100% scholarship at the Azim Premji University and will be studying a combined course of BSc & BEd. We got him to address our Grade 10 students. He starts off the session with, “If I could do it then so can you.” Students are the best teachers. We are proud of him.

Gems beneath the rot

There are some days in your life that re-ignite belief in what you do. Yesterday was one such day. It will stay etched in my memory to revisit whenever I feel low. And in my kind of work such days are not rare. After 15 years of successfully running 4 schools and college for marginalized children, Parikrma began training teachers from 330 government schools. Seeing…